Paul Moore wrote:
So, here are my recommendations:
- Use the tracker for discussing tickets, so that it's easy to refer back
to a previous point in the discussion, and so that people working on those tickets can easily find your commentary. 2. Use the mailing list for drawing attention to these discussions if they are of general interest, especially if the discussion is time- critical. In this case, an announcement "You have six weeks to review ipaddr now until its inclusion is permanent, anyone interested please look at issue 3959." 3. If you have an opinion, put your +1/+0/-0/-1 on a line by itself at the top of your message, so that it's easy for newcomers to the discussion to get a general feel.
Mostly, I agree, but I definitely disagree, I'm afraid, on the use of the tracker for discussions. To keep track of discussions on a ticket, I have to personally keep a list of the tickets I'm interested in, check back regularly to see if there's anything new,
Not true - if you are added as nosy on a tracker item (which happens when you make a comment or you can do yourself) then you get emailed about new comments. The email contains the body of the comment so you can follow discussions completely by email only going to the tracker to add responses.
and keep a mental note of where I've read up to so I know what's new. RSS would make this simpler, certainly, but I'm not sure about how I'd use it (it's not how I currently use RSS, so I'd have to mess round with my current setup to make it appropriate).
Email is delivered to me by default - I get anything new in my python-dev folder, and I can skip or read the discussion as I choose. I don't have to take action just to monitor things. (In other words, the default is for people to see the discussions, rather than the other way around.
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